Cushion #3 is done…

Good afternoon everyone!

I’ve completed the last cushion cover of the “Seaside Collection” – the “Sunset” cushion cover.

Here it is:

And you can click here for the FREE pattern!! 😀

If you’re interested in making ALL the cushions in the collection, the other 2 patterns can be found over at loveknitting.com.

Happy knitting!

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Third cushion cover in the collection…

Hello there.

So here’s the start of the third cushion cover in the “Seaside” collection.

I’ll be writing a pattern for this cushion cover also.  It’s going to be FREE so stay tuned!! 😀

I have a long drive into work now that we’ve moved, and I’ve been very inspired by some wildflowers I’ve seen growing along the sides of the county roads.

Here’s the colour palette of my next collection of cushion covers.

I have ideas in my mind of how I would like the cushions covers to look, but I don’t know yet how to bring my ideas to life, but I’ll figure it out!!

Off to finish this last cushion cover so I can get started on the new collection.

Happy knitting!

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Cushion pattern…

My “Horizon” cushion cover pattern is now available for sale over at loveknitting.com.

I created it to go with the “Lost At Sea” cushion cover.   I used 100% Rico cotton.  I just LOVE this yarn! It knits up so well.

Such a great simple weekend project for the beginner knitter!

Happy knitting!

Cushion #2 finished…

Hi there.

I managed to finish my cushion this weekend.

Here it is!

I had initially thought that the natural end with the navy stripe would be the top, but when I placed it next to the first cushion I designed, it didn’t quite look right.  So, I turned it over, and viola, I love it!!

The “Horizon” pattern will be coming soon.

Happy knitting!

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Second in the set…

Hi there!

I just wanted to pop in and give you a peek at the second cushion cover in the set I’m designing.  I just have to finish sewing up the sides and pop in a cushion!

I call this one “Horizon” and I’ll be writing a pattern for it also.

Once I have this cushion completed, I’ll share some photos of it along with the first cushion I made.

Happy knitting and enjoy your weekend!

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Colourful dish cloths…

Good morning!

I just wanted to share some dish cloths that I made for my neighbour.

She is the sweetest lady always baking us cookies, so I wanted to make something for her to say “Thank you”.

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The pattern for the dish cloth is FREE and you can find it here.

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I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran for the dish cloths that I purchased from loveknitting.com.

They have so many different colours and it’s great to work with.

So I’ve decided that 2017 is going to be a year of knitting socks and pillow cushion covers.  I already have my first pillow cushion cover on the needles and a shopping cart of yarn over at loveknitting.com for the socks just waiting to be purchased (I want to get my pillow cushion cover done first, but I don’t know if I can wait!! LOL!!)

I hope you have plans to do a ton of knitting in 2017 too!

Happy New Year!

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Quick weekend project…

Hi there.

Over the weekend, I decided to use up some cotton yarn I had left from another project and make a dish towel.

It was a really fast project and super simple utilizing only the Garter stitch (knitting every row).

I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran from loveknitting.com for this project.  It’s one of my favourite yarns to work with.

Well, off to start another dish towel.  This time I’m going to make one to go with the dish cloth I made the other weekend.

Happy knitting!

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I loved the first one…

Hi there!

A while back I made myself a knitted dish cloth and I loved it so much, I made another one!

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I’m definitely going to be making more of these.  They are the perfect project for those little leftover balls of cotton yarn.

I wrote out the pattern for it and it’s FREE!!  Click here to get it.

Happy knitting!

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the cotton dish cloth…

Hi everyone!

I was so excited to have learned a couple of new knitting patterns the other day, I really wanted to make myself something using one of them.

Since I had some cotton left over from when I made my dish towels, and everyone I talk to always says how much they love their handmade cotton dish cloths, I thought I would make one for myself!

Here it is.

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It’s a great pattern for a dish cloth because of it’s texture.

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I’m absolutely in LOVE with this pattern so you can be sure  I’ll incorporate it into a ton of other projects!

Now back to knitting!! 😀

Happy knitting!

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Knitting away…

Hey there!

I’ve been knitting away today!

I got another dish towel done for a co-worker and only have 1 more to do!! Whew! Maybe the next time I’m in a knitting frenzy I’ll try to hold off offering to make something for EVERYONE I work with! 😉

I also got another project started today.  I decided to try and knit a new floor mat for the upstairs bathroom.  The one I bought when we moved in is starting to look somewhat ratty.

It’s difficult when you’re not following a pattern to know exactly how much yarn you will need.  I estimated for this project 6 balls, but when I started knitting and saw that 1 ball only gave me just over 4″ in length, I needed to order 2 more balls.  It’s going to be one expensive floor mat at $6.50 per ball!!! LOL!!

I also ordered this stuff called “Sock Stop”.  It’s used to put on the bottom of socks so they aren’t slippy on slippery floors.  I’m going to put it on the back of my floor mat when I’m done so that it secures to the floor.  I ordered 2 bottles.  Hopefully that’s enough!

I’m knitting the floor mat using the Ringwood stitch.  Here’s a sneak peek.

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Well, off to try and get this mat done.  I’ll share when I’m finished!

Happy knitting.

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